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The George

 
 
The George Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 15, 2017
1. The George Marker
Inscription. The George was founded in 1723 as a coffee house, became Georges Hotel in 1830 and then a public house as it is today. Former regulars of The George include Horace Walpole, Oliver Goldsmith and Samuel Johnson, who for a while used The George as his postal address. Another of the frequent customers was the con-man Henry Perfect who was fond of impersonating vicars, and is said to have often rented rooms upstairs. Although the design appears to be 18th Century it is in fact late Victorian, even the reproduction half timbered facade. Known as 'Back to the Inn', the design is characterised by false beams, half-timbered gables, and leaded windows. The George is particularly imposing with its stained glass and wooden carvings, such as monks on each side of the front window, and other more eccentric carvings, including the frogs and the seemingly naked man chasing pigs.
 
Location. 51° 30.792′ N, 0° 6.784′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker is at the intersection of Strand and Essex Street, on the left when traveling west on Strand. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 213 Strand, City of Westminster, England WC2R 1AP, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Essex Street (within shouting distance of
The George and Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 15, 2017
2. The George and Marker - Wide View
The marker is visible here in the alcove by the entryway on the left.
this marker); The Edgar Wallace (within shouting distance of this marker); Air Chief Marshal Lord Dowding (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Imperial Society of Knights Bachelor (about 120 meters away); The Automobile Association (about 180 meters away); Mitre Tavern (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); W.H. Smith & Son - Bomb Damage (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Bush House (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
 
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The George - Decorative Detail image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 15, 2017
3. The George - Decorative Detail
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 8, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 88 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 8, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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